Should Obama, McCain Go Negative At Debate? Tuesday, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama are meeting for the second presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Slate.com's chief political correspondent John Dickerson explains why the candidates need to look out for the "pony-tailed guy" at the town hall-style debate.
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Should Obama, McCain Go Negative At Debate?

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Should Obama, McCain Go Negative At Debate?

Should Obama, McCain Go Negative At Debate?

Should Obama, McCain Go Negative At Debate?

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Tuesday, Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama are meeting for the second presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. Slate.com's chief political correspondent John Dickerson tells Alex Chadwick why the candidates need to look out for the "pony-tailed guy" at the town hall-style debate.